The largest and most dynamic arts festival showcasing emerging Asian Pacific American visual artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and performers returns to San Francisco’s Mission District in September. Slated to take place September 18-29, 2007, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW)'s 9th annual APAture festival presents over 100 artists at seven venues in San Francisco’s Mission District and Chinatown/Manilatown.
Coinciding with KSW’s 35th anniversary celebration, the festival features a visual arts exhibition at KSW’s space180 gallery, film screenings at Victoria Theatre, literary readings and theater & dance performances at Intersection for the Arts, music and standup comedy at the Make-Out Room, a comics and zines expo, workshops and panel discussions, and much more.
Featured Artists include writer and editor Joel Barraquiel Tan, choreographer Jesse Bie and dance company Steamroller, playwright and performer Prince Gomolvilas, cartoon artist Lark Pien, visual artist Misako Inaoka, filmmaker Emiko Omori, and singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura, and many more.
APAture 2007 also features an offering of various arts- focused workshops, including theater writing with Philip Kan Gotanda, linoleum block printing with Patricia Wakida, crafting your own arts project with Rene Yung, and Blogging 101 with Glenda Bautista.
For more information (specific times/locations) go to www.apature.org